BILL NO. 56
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
56 Elizabeth II, 2007
Private Member's Bill
Workers' Compensation Act
First Reading: December 3, 2007
This Bill requires the Governor in Council to pass regulations adding primary-site lung cancer, primary-site colorectal cancer and primary-site ureter cancer to the table of diseases set out in Section 2 of the Firefighters' Compensation Regulations.
1 (1) Section 35A of Chapter 10 of the Acts of 1994-95, the Workers' Compensation Act, as enacted by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2003, is amended by adding immediately after subsection (5) the following subsections:
(5B) In addition to the requirements of subsection (5A), the presumption for a primary-site lung cancer only applies to a worker who was a non-smoker immediately before the day of the accident for the minimum period of time determined by the Governor in Council by regulation.
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